Redskins Waive Bacarri Rambo

The Redskins have waived safety Bacarri Rambo, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter). A roster move along those lines had been expected, since veteran safety Brandon Meriweather can return from his two-game suspension this week, and the team needed to make room for him on its 53-man roster.

Rambo, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 draft, made three starts for Washington last year, and saw significant action in Week 1 of this season in Meriweather’s absence. However, over the course of the 72 defensive snaps this season, he recorded a -2.7 grade, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required), in large part due to his involvement on two plays — DeAndre Hopkins‘ 76-yard touchdown for the Texans in Week 1 and Marcedes Lewis‘ 63-yard score for the Jags this past Sunday.

Despite Rambo’s early-season struggles, the team has invested enough time in him over the last two seasons that I’d be surprised if he departs Washington entirely. The second-year safety still has practice-squad eligibility, so it’s possible we’ll see him land on Washington’s taxi squad, assuming he clears waivers.

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